Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Great Sports Quotes...

Opening Day. God, how I've missed baseball. 


"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come. " - Terrance Mann, Field of Dreams




Thursday, March 15, 2012

The 1st Annual SC:TSE MLB Prediction Show!

Welcome to the 1st Annual SC:TSE MLB Prediction... post. Here I will, using my knowledge of baseball, off-season moves, and past performance, make some predictions for the 2012 season of Major League Baseball.

Standings:
AL EAST
New York Yankees: 94-68
Tampa Bay Rays: 90-72
Toronto Blue Jays: 82-80
Boston Red Sox: 73-89
Baltimore Orioles: 66-96

AL CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers: 86-76
Chicago White Sox: 84-78
Cleveland Indians: 81-81
Kansas City Royals: 72-90
Minnesota Twins: 68-94

AL WEST
Texas Rangers: 101-61
Los Angeles Angels: 93-69
Oakland Athletics: 80-82
Seattle Mariners: 64-98

NL EAST
Philadelphia Phillies: 94-68
Altanta Braves: 88-74
Miami Marlins: 85-77
Washington Nationals: 83-79
New York Mets: 70-92

NL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Reds: 88-74
Milwaukee Brewers: 87-75
St. Louis Cardinals: 82-80
Pittsburgh Pirates: 79-83
Chicago Cubs: 68-94
Houston Astros: 62-100

NL WEST
San Francisco Giants: 95-67
Arizona Diamondbacks: 91-71
Colorado Rockies: 86-76
Los Angeles Dodgers: 75-87
San Diego Padres: 63-99

AL East Champions: New York Yankees
AL Central Champions: Detroit Tigers
AL West Champions: Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard Host: Los Angeles Angels
AL Wildcard Visitor: Tampa Bay Rays

NL East Champions: Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central Champions: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Champions: San Francisco Giants
NL Wildcard Host: Arizona Diamondbacks
NL Wildcard Visitor: Atlanta Braves

ALDS: Texas vs. Tampa
ALDS: Detroit vs. New York
NLDS: Phildelphia vs. Cincinnati
NLDS: Arizona vs. San Francisco

ALCS: Texas vs. Detroit
NLCS: Arizona vs. Philadelphia

AL Champion: Texas
NL Champion: Arizona

World Series: Arizona vs. Texas
World Series Champion: Texas

World Series MVP: Nelson Cruz (RF - Texas Rangers)

AL Most Valuable Player: Miguel Cabrera (3B - Detroit Tigers)

NL Most Valuable Player: Matt Kemp (CF - Los Angeles Dodgers)

AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander (SP - Detroit Tigers)

NL Cy Young: Cliff Lee (SP - Philadelphia Phillies)

AL Manager of the Year: Ron Washington (Texas Rangers)

NL Manager of the Year: Kirk Gibson (Arizona Diamondbacks)

AL Rookie of the Year: Yu Darvish (SP - Texas Rangers)

NL Rookie of the Year: Paul Goldschmidt (1B - Arizona Diamondbacks)

AL Comeback Player of the Year: Adam Dunn (DH - Chicago White Sox)

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Buster Posey (C - San Francisco Giants)

AL HR Leader: Albert Pujols (1B - Los Angeles Angels) (41)

NL HR Leader: Giancarlo Stanton (RF - Miami Marlins) (44)

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My heart says The White Sox will do it this year (but my brain knows better.)
Braun may have better numbers than Kemp, but the writers will hold his alleged steroid use against him.
Trade Deadline News: David Wright to the Arizona Diamondbacks; Brandon McCarthy to the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Abreu to somewhere other than the Los Angeles Angels.

There you go. You heard it here first.
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